United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Sacramento Felon Indicted for Possessing a Handgun
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
CONTACT: Lauren Horwood
March 3, 2011
PHONE: (916) 554-2706
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner and Federal
Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Herbert Brown announced today that Keshon
Murry, 21, of Sacramento, was indicted for possession of a firearm after having a conviction for
a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe
Streets Task Force and the California Highway Patrol. Assistant United States Attorney Jill
Thomas is prosecuting the case.
According to court documents, Murry had a September 2008 conviction in San Joaquin
County for domestic violence. Because Murry had been convicted of the domestic violence
misdemeanor, he was not permitted to possess a firearm under federal law. Murry also had two
prior felony convictions: one for evading a peace officer and one for possession of a controlled
This prosecution is the result of a U.S. Department of Justice effort to curb potential
domestic violence incidents, using firearms and ammunition federal statutes. The Department
continues to work to make the 15th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act not only a
commemoration, but also a call to action.
If convicted, Murry faces a maximum prison term of 10 years and a fine of $250,000.
The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration
of any applicable statutory sentencing factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take
into account a number of variables.
The charges are only allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless
proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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